I am a stickler for being on time to things, and even though I am always on time for work, I find myself consistently late every single morning. It does not matter what I time I get up, I will always be rushing out the door. This daily routine inspired me to come up with this One Minute Outfit series, because this is where I find myself wasting the most amount of time in the morning – picking out my outfit. Yes, I have said I will pick it out the night before and even bought a clothing rack for this exact purpose. However, like most days of my life, football, Bravo and puppies entice me to not be productive once I get home each evening.
I need EVERY minute of each morning, so hopefully this one minute of getting dressed can save me multiple minutes of being confused in my closet.
My first ‘Dressed in 60 seconds’ outfit is this effortless olive shirtdress. I bought this off the sale rack over the summer at one of my favorite local boutiques in Baton Rouge, Love Boutique, for $25. Yes, a dress for only $25. At the time I thought, ‘this is cute’ and ‘I might get some wear out of it’. Well, I have worn this dress a handful of times already to work and receive compliments each and every time I style it.
I styled this dress with some of my favorite closet staples and a couple of new items. These Dolce Vita black peeptoe booties have also been worth every penny, because I have worn them throughout the summer and fall with everything from white shorts to rolled up jeans to dresses. They are comfy for travel when we fly to away games and perfect for everyday at the office. (I actually have them on right now with a different work outfit as I type this post!)
I am a firm believe in J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyon’s famous quote, “As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” Seriously ladies, leopard goes with most things and always adds that extra pop of put together style. This Tory Burch leopard tote is one of my most favorite bags. I bought it from local shop NK Boutique a few years ago, and when I went to put this outfit together I knew it would add that extra element of excitement.
I put an old bag to good use and reached for a pair of my go-to shoes for this outfit and also incorporated a few new items that have made my closet home. Kendra Scott launches her new fall collection this month, and the ladies at the Baton Rouge store on Perkins Rowe helped me get setup for the rest of the football season. I am always looking for some jewelry for my right arm and hand to take the place of my everyday hair rubberband. I know this sounds like a specific request, but I always hold the microphone in my right hand for interviews, so I want to show off some of my great accessories. Not only did Jane Anne at Kendra Scott make sure I had the perfect everyday ring for my right hand and what she described as ‘one of Kendra’s favorite cuffs’, she also helped me pick out an everyday necklace that I can layer with my Kendra Scott pieces I already own.
Lastly, one of my newest favorite accessories are my Warby Parker Kimball glasses in marzipan tortoise. I am going to write a full blog post on the Warby Parker try-at-home experience, because it really is the best way to find the perfect pair of new glasses. I have had my eyes (no pun intended!) on this exact pair for quite a while and so glad I finally pulled the trigger. I wore them to the Elton John concert last week and had multiple people tell me they looked like something Elton would wear. Well, since he is the know-it-all on sparkly stage outfits, fun glasses and looking fabulous, I’ll take that as a compliment!
I am planning to do a ‘One Minute Outfit’ feature each week or at least each month to help myself come up with quick and easy outfits and for you to see what you might have in your closet that can work too! Do you have any tips for making every minute count during your morning getting ready for work?? I can never have enough advice on this topic!
Dress: Shirtdress from Love Boutique / similar here, here and here
Shoes: Dolce Vita black peep toe booties from Stitch Fix / similar options here, here and here
Purse: Tory Burch leopard tote (old) / similar here, here and here
Glasses: Warby Parker Kimball glasses in marzipan tortoise
Jewelry: Kendra Scott Kiri necklace in ivory pearl c/o / Kendra Scott Roni cuff c/o / Kendra Scott Elyse ring in rose gold with gold drusy stone c/o